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Definite and Indefinite Free Choice Items: Evidence from English, French and Greek
Evangelia Vlachou
150-159 (complete paper or proceedings contents)

Abstract

This paper attempts to explain the reason for which some Free Choice Items (FCIs) are presuppositional whereas others are not. It is argued that this difference is due to a very strong inherent semantics, cluster of quantificational properties and semantic implications. Evidence is given from novel data from English, French and Greek indefinite and definite FCIs.

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Proceedings of the 2004 Texas Linguistics Society Conference: Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface
edited by Pascal Denis, Eric McCready, Alexis Palmer, and Brian Reese
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